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Smart Machines - IBM′s Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing (Columbia Business School Publishing)
Columbia Univers. Press
EUR 11,80
We are crossing a new frontier in the evolution of computing and entering the era of cognitive systems. The victory of IBM's Watson on the television quiz show Jeopardy! revealed how scientists and engineers at IBM and elsewhere are pushing the boundaries of science and technology to create machines that sense, learn, reason, and interact with people in new ways to provide insight and advice. In Smart Machines, John E. Kelly III, director of IBM Research, and Steve Hamm, a writer at IBM and a former business and technology journalist, introduce the fascinating world of "cognitive systems" to general audiences and provide a window into the future of computing. Cognitive systems promise to penetrate complexity and assist people and organizations in better decision making. They can help doctors evaluate and treat patients, augment the ways we see, anticipate major weather events, and contribute to smarter urban planning.Kelly and Hamm's comprehensive perspective describes this technology inside and out and explains how it will help us conquer the harnessing and understanding of "big data," one of the major computing challenges facing businesses and governments in the coming decades. Absorbing and impassioned, their book will inspire governments, academics, and the global tech industry to work together to power this exciting wave in innovation.
GRIN Verlag
EUR 13,99
Fachbuch aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Ingenieurwissenschaften - Künstliche Intelligenz, Note: 1,0, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Grundlage der vorliegenden Arbeit ist die Auseinandersetzung von Walter Hehl mit der Thematik in seinem Buchkapitel "Wissen, Verstehen und Intelligenz mit Software", in dem er auf die verschiedenen Fähigkeiten zur Beantwortung von Fragen durch IT-Systeme eingeht und vor allem die Methodik von Watson anhand der Quizshow Jeopardy! genauer erläutert. Um einen geeigneten Rahmen dafür zu bilden, wird zunächst erläutert, wie kognitive Systeme definiert werden können und prägnant deren historische Entwicklung betrachtet. Im Hauptteil wird auf die Beantwortung von Fragestellungen durch IT-Systeme und dabei aufkommende Problemstellungen; sowie im Speziellen auf die Methoden des Watson-Systems am Jeopardy!- Beispiel eingegangen und mögliche Anwendungsbereiche von kognitiven Systemen aufgezeigt. Abschließend werden die wichtigsten Ergebnisse der Arbeit zusammengefasst, die Arbeit und Vorgehensweise kritisch reflektiert und ein Ausblick in die Zukunft gegeben. Aufgrund des Rahmens der vorliegenden Arbeit und der Thematisierung von IBM Watson in dem zugrundeliegenden Artikel; bezieht sich der Oberbegriff von kognitiven Systemen bzw. Cognitive Computing insbesondere auf die Watson-Technologie des Unternehmens IBM. Zur genauen Betrachtung der Historie von kognitiven Systemen eignet sich deren historische Einordnung in die drei möglichen Ären der Rechensysteme. In der ersten, tabellarisierenden Ära von ca. 1900 bis 1940 wurden mit mechanischen Maschinen die funktionalen Grundzüge von Computern ergründet. Lochkarten dienten u.A. der ersten Umsetzung des EDV-Prinzips. Die folgende programmierende Ära, welche von 1950 bis heute anhält, beschreibt den Wandel von den mechanischen zu den elektronischen Systemen und umfasst somit alle programmierbaren Systeme, welche noch heutzutage unseren Alltag bestimmen wie Laptops, Tablets und Smartphones. Die...
Final Jeopardy: The Story of Watson, the Computer That Will Transform Our World
Mariner Books
EUR 8,12
Final Jeopardy The thrilling history and behind-the-scenes story of Watson, the computer created by IBM scientists to take on two masters of "Jeopardy!, " Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, in a fast-paced look at how smart machines will change our world. Full description
Business Intelligence in Healthcare with IBM Watson Analytics
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
EUR 20,68
IBM: The Rise and Fall and Reinvention of a Global Icon (History of Computing) (English Edition)
The MIT Press
A history of one of the most influential American companies of the last century.For decades, IBM shaped the way the world did business. IBM products were in every large organization, and IBM corporate culture established a management style that was imitated by companies around the globe. It was “Big Blue, ” an icon. And yet over the years, IBM has gone through both failure and success, surviving flatlining revenue and forced reinvention. The company almost went out of business in the early 1990s, then came back strong with new business strategies and an emphasis on artificial intelligence. In this authoritative, monumental history, James Cortada tells the story of one of the most influential American companies of the last century.Cortada, a historian who worked at IBM for many years, describes IBM's technology breakthroughs, including the development of the punch card (used for automatic tabulation in the 1890 census), the calculation and printing of the first Social Security checks in the 1930s, the introduction of the PC to a mass audience in the 1980s, and the company's shift in focus from hardware to software. He discusses IBM's business culture and its orientation toward employees and customers; its global expansion; regulatory and legal issues, including antitrust litigation; and the track records of its CEOs. The secret to IBM's unequalled longevity in the information technology market, Cortada shows, is its capacity to adapt to changing circumstances and technologies.
A Business and Its Beliefs: The Ideas That Helped Build IBM (McGraw-Hill Leadership Classics)
McGraw-Hill Education Ltd
EUR 17,67
[ A Business and Its Beliefs: The Ideas That Helped Build IBM Watson, Thomas J. ( Author ) ] { Hardcover } 2003
The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson, Sr. and the Making of IBM
EUR 22,74
The first complete look at one of Americaa s legendary business leaders This groundbreaking biography by Kevin Maney, acclaimed technology columnist for USA Today, offers fresh insight and new information on one of the twentieth centurya s greatest business figures. Over the course of forty--two years, Thomas J. Watson took a failing business called The Computer--Tabulating--Recording Company and transformed it into IBM, the worlda s first and most famous high--tech company. The Maverick and His Machine is the first modern biography of this business titan. Maney secured exclusive access to hundreds of boxes of Watsona s long--forgotten papers, and he has produced the only complete picture of Watson the man and Watson the legendary business leader. These uncovered documents reveal new information about how Watson bet the company in the 1920s on tabulating machines--the forerunners to computers--and how he daringly beat the Great Depression of the 1930s. The documents also lead to new insights concerning the controversy that has followed Watson: his suppos ed coll usion with Adolf Hitlera s Nazi regime. Maney paints a vivid portrait of Watson, uncovers his motivations, and offers needed context on his mammoth role in the course of modern business history. Jim Collins, author of the bestsellers Good to Great and Built to Last, writes in the Foreword to Maneya s book: "Leaders like Watson are like forces of nature--almost terrifying in their release of energy and unpredictable volatility, but underneath they still adhere to certain patterns and principles. The patterns and principles might be hard to see amidst the melee, but they are there nonetheless. It takes a gifted person of insight to highlight those patterns, and that is exactly what Kevin Maney does in this book." The Maverick and His Machine also includes never--before--published photos of Watson from IBMa s archives, showing Watson in greater detail than any book ever has before. Essential reading for every b